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Monday, April 16, 2007

Power of OM /AUM chanting


OM/AUM is a root of all mantras.
OM/AUM is a typical combination of words which affects the surrounding and human beings through the vibrations.
Om/aum should to be chanted for enormous number of times to get the results. The results aremiraculous.
AUM is composed of 3 elements, 'a', 'u' and 'm'. The fusion of these 3 elements is AUM or OM.
The 3 alphabets are pronounced in series.
Advantages and effects of Omkar Chanting
1) It helps in Cleansing the mind.
2) Controlling the emotions.
3) Improves the concentration, memory andunderstanding capacity.
4) Relaxes Physically, Mentally, Emotionally.
5) Charges the surrounding atmosphere.
AUM can be seen through the eyes, listened to via earsand chanted via tongue. It is some what simpler to concentrate on the above 3 sense organs, so it is easyto concentrate the mind directly on the object.
This is achieved by fixing AUM as a target for meditationon which 3 sense organs are focused. In addition to this the chanting of AUM has tranquilizing effect onthe mind, which helps concentrate easily.
Musically it is also held that the term OM or AUM is made up by three base notes ‘A’ ‘U’ ‘M’ or the basic‘Sa’ ‘Pa’ of the fundamental scale and again Sa (thebase note) of the immediately higher scale. When one pronounces these notes in continuity, all the basic notes from SA to Ni also sound.
Similarly when one pronounces AUM correctly, all the basic sounds also echo. It is believed to be the traditional way of clearing all the impediments in the vocal chord to make one chant the hymns correctly.
Their unison makes one not only sound sonorous but also acts as the necessary preparation to chant a Mantra (Incantation) correctly. It is for this reason that all Vedic Mantras have ‘OM’ or ‘AUM’ as the first term.
Systematic Method of Chanting OM/Aum
The OM is to be chanted in a most comfortable posture.
The OM is to be chanted during exhalation after deep inhalation. The OM is composed of two vowels A,U & one alphabet M.The total timing of 10 seconds for chanting of one AUM is divided as follows:
A - 2 seconds
u - 3 seconds
M - 5 seconds
A - is to be pronounced for 2 seconds with open lips
U - is to be pronounced for 3 seconds while partiallyclosing the lips.
M - is to be pronounced for 5 seconds while lipscompletely closed.
Complete 1 repetition of AUM is as follows.
1. Deep inhalation in 5 seconds.
2. Exhaling pronounce A for 2 seconds with lips open.
3. Exhaling pronounce U for 3 seconds with lips partially closed.
4. Exhaling pronounce M for 5 seconds with lips completely closed.
This complete repetition takes 15 seconds and it canbe repeated for as many times as you want. You may find it difficult to inhale in 5 seconds and exhale in 10 seconds initially, so you have to adjust the timing as per your capacity in the beginning. But keep in mind that you have to achieve the ideal timings. If you follow the instructions given in the practice session, you'll be able to chant AUM/Om properly and get all the benefits of AUM/Om.

12 comments:

Richa said...

thanks for the beautiful explanation! I listen to the CD's by Pandit Jasraj about AUM and it is spell binding.
thanks

shweta said...

hey this is really good and aum u explined was really helpful and thanks for the wonderful yoga exercises

Dr.Aparna S. Pattewar said...

Heyyy Richa & shweta,
thax a lot for ur valuable comments.

Anonymous said...

hi Dr. Aparna..itz a valuable explanation on Om chanting..iam really reaping the bnefits out of it...Thanks a ton

Anirban said...

Beautiful explanation.Myself chanting for a year now, can feel the energising vibratins throughout my body while chanting

someshwar guru said...

I am a diabatic neoroppathy.I feelit is Extreemly Benifitial.I am still in madication felt that medicines are working wonderfully.Iam feeling that now i am beeng taken awaway from Parkinsonwhich Iwas affraid of suffring from.
someshwar guru

Suresh Pimpalkhare said...

There are 3 or better say 4 ways of chanting AUM with variation in volume, pitch and time while pronouncing O (a+U) and M the last being silent , mental chanting of om.
Each has its distinct effects and advantages. we practice these daily in my Yoga class and the effect is fantastic.

Dr.Aparna S. Pattewar said...

Thank you Sureshji for sharing wonderful information.

Amit Kumar said...

I also started this as coincident(Last week I'm going to sleep..I heard mosquito sound 'bhannnn'...that time I along with my wife had bet who will do 'bhannnn' sound longer in a single go...& later we keep betting every night before sleep with 'OM' chanting ).But to make it in a proper way I read this article.From now onwards I'll do in this way.Just a question:Can I chant OM at any time during the day?

Amit Kumar said...

I also started this as coincident(Last week I'm going to sleep..I heard mosquito sound 'bhannnn'...that time I along with my wife had bet who will do 'bhannnn' sound longer in a single go...& later we keep betting every night before sleep with 'OM' chanting ).But to make it in a proper way I read this article.From now onwards I'll do in this way.Just a question:Can I chant OM at any time during the day?

Dr.Aparna S. Pattewar said...

Hello Amit kumar, all mantra and , omkar japa we should chant after having bath . Before bath it is not good idea to chant any mantra. But you can chant omkar japa before sleep also . However the best time for omkar japa is the morning time . Thank you very much for visiting my blog. Be happy and stay healthy .

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